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Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

  • Mad Priest Coffee Roasters 1900 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 37408 USA (map)

A coffee ceremony is a ritualised form of making and drinking coffee and is one of the most recognizable parts of Ethiopian culture. Coffee is offered when visiting friends, during festivities, or as a daily staple of life. Come experience this ancient way of coffee brewing, where we will follow the traditional ritual as close as possible.

Not only will you learn more about this ceremony, you’ll also walk away with your very own tea cup and 2oz Ethiopian Coffee.

About the teacher:

Mad Priest Coffee is the brainchild of Michael Rice. In addition to the entrepreneur in his blood, he's also got a strong background in sales/management and barista and roasting certifications through Counter Culture Coffee and the SCA. Before coming to join the coffee scene in Chattanooga a year ago as manager at The Camp House, he and his wife, Cherita, spent a few years living in India and working in the newly booming coffee industry there. Michael loves to use coffee as a means to integrate and teach about all different types of cultures and people. Having travelled to many different parts of the world, Michael wants to share those experiences and bring more culture and diversity to Chattanooga.


Special thanks to Yelp Chattanooga!